VERMILION -- After a strange noise woke her up and she noticed an unusual odor in their bedroom, a Vermilion woman asked her husband to turn on the light.
When her husband followed the request, that's when they discovered an intruder crouched down on the floor at the foot of their bed inside their Parkland Blvd. home early Monday morning.
Vermilion Police say the man kicked the intruder as the couple began yelling at the stranger to get out of their house.
The husband then escorted the intruder out of the bedroom, into the kitchen and out the side door around 2:16 a.m.
The couple, who had their 10-month-old child sleeping in an adjacent bedroom at the time, called Vermilion Police who later located the suspect in the neighborhood.
The suspect, who has been identified as 37-year-old Jeffrey G. Knox of Collins (Huron County), is being held on a burglary charge in the Lorain County Jail. Bond has been set at $15,000.
Knox was reportedly visiting relatives that live in the neighborhood.
Investigators say it appears Knox entered the victims' unlocked vehicle in the driveway and found a key ring inside, which included keys to the house.
Knox allegedly entered the front door and crawled across the bedroom floor where the couple was sleeping.
Police say Knox claimed he had been drinking all night at a Super Bowl Party and thought he was at his friend's house. Knox, however, reportedly didn't have an explanation on why he entered the couple's vehicle and used the keys to get inside their home.